Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 PM, DC Duggars Hit the Road

Josh, Anna, and their 3 little ones are heading to Chicago, RV-style, to visit Anna's sister Priscilla and her husband David for a special party. Along the way, they'll visit a series of quirky stops, but will RV issues put a damper in their trip?

61 minutes

1.779 M viewers and a .7 rating.

94 comments:

Rudy Tecat said...

"Buy used & save the difference" and get stuck by the side of a highway with three toddlers.

Anonymous said...

Anna really looks good, like she's lost weight. I suppose that since it had been over a year since she's been pregnant she had been able to get in shape. I hope they wait a few years before having more kids. They seem to be managing their family of five pretty well.

Anonymous said...

But why did they hide the fact that Jana went with them on this trip? Jana and Priscilla are good friends so it would make sense. Plus we have all seen pictures with Jana on thE trip

McKimberley said...

Mackynzie is adorable:

"At first I was scared to go on the ride but then I was like, ah, not too bad"!

That brief clip on the preview for next week where Anna is wearing a blue dress and showing Priscilla something at the store - that's GOT to be a baby bump, right? Has she finally convinced Josh to go for #4?

Mel said...

Refreshing show. Josh showed himself competent with the RV, Anna and Josh were engaged with the kids, and MacKynzie was adorable (along with Michael and Marcus).

Anonymous said...

I actually enjoyed this episode, & I have not been able to say that in awhile. They seem just like an average normal family & not so...Duggarish. It was a refreshing change. I think moving away from the rest of the clan has done some good, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Everything I have searched so far says it's illegal to put car seats facing sideways in an RV like Josh and Anna did.

Anonymous said...

Well, they did show her taking a pregnancy test .... I was really hoping they'd stop at 3.

Special Ed Lady said...

Did I hear Josh right he could drive to Chicago from D.C. in half a day. We are in Ohio and it is about 6 hours.

Allison said...

But why did they hide the fact that Jana went with them on this trip? Jana and Priscilla are good friends so it would make sense. Plus we have all seen pictures with Jana on thE trip

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Maybe she met them there? Or went back with them? I didn't see any photos of her on a road trip with them. It doesn't make sense for them to hide it, they've shown the Duggars' friends with them on road trips.

Anonymous said...

Anna is taking a pregnancy test?

Guess we will have to wait for a future episode to find out if Josh and Anna are going to be "expecting" again. I suspect Anna is pregnant again.

Apparently this R.V. is a 1988 model, it's time to dip into their savings and get something that is reliable! Maybe TLC will buck up for a new one.

TaterTot said...

PLEASE. ANNA. GET YOURSELF SOMETHING TO WEAR BESIDES FLIP-FLOPS.

Thank you. All caps was intentional. Everyone else in the family wears regular sandals. How can she chase kids in flip-flops? They are little and fast. I'm waiting for you to stub your toe, trip, or worse.

PLEASE. Get something cute, with a strap, a slip-on, or with a low heel. Something besides flip-flops. Save those for the beach.

Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I feel defrauded.

I saw Anna's armpit in the green shirt she wore when they were eating the donut burger!

Anonymous said...

The little Ms have a lot of sweet personality; much more so than their Duggar aunts and uncles. Anna seems a kind and thoughtful parent but rather simple minded. That is not a criticism but rather an observation.

Anonymous said...

Is this going to be a spin off series?

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe that Anna made the statement that they were "outnumbered by the kids" on their trip. She actually said it was really going to test their parenting skills. Why?? These are very small children Anna, if you can't handle 3 under the age of 5 maybe you should reconsider any further children.

Anonymous said...

When I saw those patches start to fly off the roof of the RV, it immediately brought to mind the time the RV in front of us lost some patches. They went through our windshield & we were almost killed. My husband lost control of our car, although we were not going very fast. The cars around us realized what was happening & thankfully dropped back to give us enough room to get our car under control. Of course, we were also dealing with a shattered windshield. The RV continued on, but other motorist got their license plate. Believe me, it could have been a lot more dangerous than Josh & Anna seemed to think it was. They only seemed concerned about their patched roof on their RV. I believe they should have patched that roof well in advance of their trip, so it would have been well sealed & those patches would not have flown off the way they did.

Anonymous said...

If Anna was pregnant on the road trip, that was in August she would be around 3 months pregnant. In the real world she woudl probably not be showing, but in Duggar world not so much.

Wednesday said...

I'm just not a fan of these two. I can't get over what they stand for and how hypocritical they are. I think of their "hate" tour this political season while listening to them spout off what they think are family values and I see them for the hateful zealots they are. I wish TLC would show both sides of the coin, the FRC, the cult they belong to, their idea of womens oppression, their fear of education, the way they pretend to be poor etc.. I saw a lot of acting and set ups in this trip and it was really hard to watch. Just because they don't sleep around doesn't make them good role models.

flowerchild said...

I actually like josh and Anna much better than JB and Michele. I would watch a spinoff. I had hoped they would limit their family, natural family planning would help.

capslock said...

Josh has been giving marriage advice that there is a lot of compromise and you have to say "Yes Dear" often. (Seen in Jill's Wedding and several other episodes about courtship).

Anna always appears easy going and goes along with everything Josh does without a hitch. I've never seen her complain about anything - not even make a face.

So, I don't know where Josh (and Jim Bob) say this A LOT on camera, yet Michelle & Anna are basically Stepford Wives.

Is there so much behind the scenes that we don't see, that there is actually fighting and screaming in the Duggar household?

It's confusing to me because I don't think Anna or Michelle know how to be angry and not speak in those baby girl voices...

Anonymous said...

This was a nice episode. I like how they're keeping up with eating healthy (despite the doughnut burger) and the kids are too cute. Just wish they had sneakers to wear while running around, same for Anna. Josh seemed very involved with his kids and that was a breath of fresh air. You can tell he's loosing weight too. I don't think Anna is expecting and if God just wants to bless them with 3 kids then that's a good thing.

When Anna said "Hint hint!" to Josh it made me wonder...is Josh using condoms to prevent another baby? If so, good on him.

Anonymous said...

re:Anonymous 11/12 @8:38Am
People really do see things differently & that's not a criticism, just an observation. I thought that Josh had actually gained weight. Perhaps it's time for my eye exam. I agree with those bloggers about Anna in those flip flops. If she really needs to run fast after those children sometime she could get hurt or one of them could get away & get hurt. Again, it's safety issue but we know that's never been on the front burner for the Duggars.

taurus0385 said...

I actually kinda liked this episode. Josh and anna seem to be really in tune with their kids. I hope this continues when more babies come along.

Anonymous said...

I have to say this was a decent episode. They looked like a normal family. I do appreciate how Anna is engaged with her kids. You can actually have time with your children when you only have 3.
I could have done without the donut burger but it was a nice episode.

got2bdrc said...

What is it with the Duggar women and flip flops? I live in Hawaii where we could wear flip flops year round, but we also know there's a time and place for them. Chasing kids in flip flops is dangerous for Anna and for the children. She should get a decent pair of athleisure shoes that are good for walking, supportive, and cute.

(Although I suppose it could be worse--Anna could be barefoot all the time--that would be just gross!)

FreeJana said...

I am sure in this ep they stopped several places to spread their quiverful hate. Josh, lay off the doughnut burgers. Anna, get some real shoes and stop shocking the world with your arm pit. Michael, stop being overbearing with your sis. Sis, stand up to your bro.

puddin' said...

I'm with some of the bloggers who liked this episode...it was soo much better than having to listen to Mee-chell's talking head. I thought to that Kenzie and Michael were just so cute and they talk so well and seem soo happy...especially compared to their aunts and uncles in the Duggar Compound. Good Job Anna and Josh! I do think Anna needs to get shoes or sandals with straps or ties...when kids run and they can she would stumble and fall and the kids could get hurt. Anyways this was refreshing!!!

Judy said...

I thought the episode overall was boring, and I'm sure Anna's pregnant. Their kids are adorable, though, and Mackynzie, in particular, seems very bright.

Allison said...

The trip out to Chicago was FIVE days. That didn't even include the time they were there! How does Josh get so much time off work?! How is this real life?!

I don't really think Josh and Anna are much better personality wise than Jim Bob and Michelle. I've always thought Josh was a little more tolerable to listen to simple because Jim Bob always sounds like he's making a joke and then he laughs at his joke which is just awkward, whereas Josh just talks like he's supposed to. Anna is fine, she seems nice, but like Michelle she doesn't really give very thorough answers or actually says how she feels.

I completely agree with the PP who said that Anna and Michelle can't express anger or dissatisfaction. They are perpetually talking about how wonderful everything is. Ugh. We know better!

The kids are cute, although Mackynzie doesn't seem to speak very well for someone her age.... She sounds like she has a lisp or something.

Anonymous said...

I was glad to see Josh really involved with his kids, playing and helping them. Anna seems like a good mom, I hope she isn't pregnant yet. I did wonder also about the hint, hint, comment to Josh, maybe they aren't leaving it up to god after all.

Anonymous said...

why buy a rv and keep it storaged on your driveway. why can't they just rent one when they need it. don't see that they would need to have one hanging around on a driveway.

Anonymous said...

This is Josh's job. His "work" with the FRC Hate Group is dependent on his fame as a Duggar.

Special Ed Lady said...

I saw a picture of Mrs. Keller with Pricilla's son. She was holding him and just beaming. She seems thrilled with her grandchildren. I do not see that in Michelle.

Rudy Tecat said...

Ok, I wanted to hate this episode, but I actually liked it. Josh and Anna really seemed to make this trip about the kids, not themselves. But, of course, there was some little train ride (a Duggar tradition), and the scary spector of Anna's brother-in-law waiting for them in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I feel defrauded.
I saw Anna's armpit in the green shirt she wore when they were eating the donut burger! "

Ok, is this something you do, something that's done to you, or something you feel? (He defrauded me, I feel defrauded, etc.) Just wondering...

Anonymous said...

For the most complete definition of "defrauding," let us go directly to that fundie font of wisdom, Mrs. Jim Bob Duggar.

According to her blog on TLC, "We just want to keep the thighs and torso covered; we don't want to play peekaboo so that there's a visual element that might defraud someone.

"For us the definition of the word defrauding is to stir up desires in someone else that cannot be righteously fulfilled. Now, granted there are a few people out there who could be stirred up by a cardboard..., but regardless we want to maintain modest dress."

http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/19-kids-and-counting/michelle-duggars-blog/michelle-duggar-modesty-and-bathing-suits.htm

nancy

Anonymous said...

Because Michelle is so jealous that it isn't hers, she loves the attention of being pregnant and having a baby for a little while before passing it off and waits for the next. Really sad

Special Ed Lady said...

I am from Columbus, Ohio and was kind of wondering of all the places to go, that is what they would chose. It is a very small place. It, however, is not faqr off the I-70, which is the road they were using.

Missy said...

I don't care what Michelle Duggar says about not wanting to "defraud," people by they way they dress. She can't honestly believe in her heart, that those "modern modest," bathing outfits keep people from staring, which is really defrauding. They call attention to themselves much more than the girls would in a modest bathing suit. The boys could just be in shorts ( the type Josh now wears as a married man) & a tee shirt. There are plenty of nice bathing suits for girls & women. I know there are many bikini's that look like the top is just a band aid, but that's not what we're talking about here. There are always choices that can be made on the modest side, that don't automatically call attention to yourself. Perhaps I'm just worried that my husband might see a Duggar woman in a bikini & divorce me. I'd love to see one of the girls, in a bathing suit telling old Jim Bob, I now have a fan club & this is what they want to see me in.

Anonymous said...

R: Anonymous 11/13 @ 1:47pm
Let go to good old, "Webster's Dictionary," for the definition of "Defraud." That's been around a lot longer than that wise old sage, Michelle Duggar. Defraud: To deprive of a right or property by fraud; cheat. That's it... does it sound anything like Michelle's version of the same word?

Anonymous said...

RE: anonymous 11/11/@8:49pm I just saw the episode with the RV & Josh said it was a 1998 model not a 1988. I don't know enough about them to know if that makes a huge difference. I would think the amount of mileage would be the most important. I agree it's easier to rent one if you are not avid campers. They seem to Fly when they go home to AR.

Anonymous said...

I don'think Anna's costume for the old-timey photograph was much different than her every day clothes.

I'm not sure I understand the point of taking this giant RV for the trip. They only have three kids at this point. Between gas, maintenance, and parking fees wouldn't it make more sense to just take the suburban and stay at a Holiday Inn? Maybe they needed to sleep in it when at Priscilla and her creepy closet homosexual husband's place. And why does there need to be a scene in every Duggar episode with an RV that shows them dumping the sewage, is that really what the audience wants to see?

Josh is fat. I guess his trainer needs to make another unexpected home visit to check his pantry. I believe he eats a lot more Donut Burgers than they lead us to believe.

taurus0385 said...

Or the girls could just wear a one piece with a teeshirt and board shorts over top. Dresses arnt made for swimming and it just looks stupid.

Anonymous said...

I agree there's many other choice for swimwear that are modest. I have always thought those dresses they wear could be dangerous. For one thing they are very heavy looking which can't be good, also they could easily get caught on something. Both dangerous when it comes to swimming. Michelle also mentions something about not getting too much sun when they go swimming, but I think some of the girls look like they are tanning somewhere. The whole modesty thing is ridiculous. Here they are on the pages of People magazine & who knows what other magazines that will fork over the money. Plus wedding registries, 1,000 guests at a wedding & they are still trying to convince people that they live frugally & maintain modest standards. I agree with the what I have read before: " WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO THEY ARE BELIEVE THEM!"

Anonymous said...

RE; Allison's comment about how much time off Josh gets. He gets whatever he wants...he's a celebrity

Anonymous said...

If the dictionary gives an accurate definition of the word, "defraud," who are the Duggars to decide to come up with their own definition?

Anonymous said...

They also had the word, Niky that they would say out loud warning each other or just the boys, I forget, that someone was walking towards them not dressed modestly. They sure have changed and I think it's going to get worse now.

Anonymous said...

Guess Josh missed the episode on manners and etiquette. A gentleman would remove his hat while sitting at a table eating a meal.

Anonymous said...

I wear flip flops year round due to a medical condition. Plantar fasciitis. I found a style and brand that eradicated 99 percent of my foot pain. She may have the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with their "defrauding" definition. I have had issues with the Duggars definitions of many terms over the years. That is the problem with them, well, among many others, too. Their definition of 'purity' for example, isn't a real working one..moral purity means that you have not had intercourse outside of marriage and are a virgin at your wedding, it does not mean that you have not expressed affection, kissed, hugged, your significant other before marriage.. they operate on their own dictionary which was handed to them by Mr. Gothard, not Christ.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Webster's Dictionary. Mine belonged to my grandmother & it's over 100 yrs. old. It gives that exact definition. Defraud: To deprive of a right or property by fraud; cheat. I know Michelle says their definition of defraud is to stir up feelings that cannot be righteously fulfilled. Since when can people come up with their own definition of a word & it's meaning? The school of the dinning room table needs new teachers.

Anonymous said...

Anna's regular voice is much nicer than the higher-pitched, chirpy voice she uses in interviews and voiceovers. It's a shame she speaks to the camera like she's reading a very corny children's book.

I wonder what Jim Bob and Michelle's actual voices and demeanor are like, when they aren't playing to a camera.

Missy said...

I don't feel that it's up to Michelle Duggar to decided what are desires in other people that cannot be righteously fulfilled. How does Michelle know what effects other people? She doesn't know what kind of home they come from or what their religious background is. She's throwing a blanket over other people's morals, thinking that she knows what is going on in their minds

Anonymous said...

All this talk that Anna does about babies & "hint, hint," to Josh. It actually makes it seem, that the 3 children she has are not really good enough for her. Maybe another one will somehow fill some void in her. Is she looking for a cuter or prettier little girl than Mac or a better little boy than the 2 she has? She needs to get a grip, as someday these kids will start to think; "I wasn't good enough for my mom." She has the same addiction as Michelle: babies, babies, babies & more babies. God forbid that anything tragic happens to her in childbirth, & we know she takes chances there. These kids will have no mom.

Anonymous said...

Re: Anonymous 11/14 @11:10pm I have a feeling that if you looked around for flip flops that could help a medical condition, they probably are not the same ones that Anna wears. I have what are referred to as "flip flops," in the store. However, they are extremely well made & quite expensive. Also, according to Anna she buys hers used. They do wear down & wouldn't have the correct support then.

Missy said...

None of the Duggar boys ever remove their hats (baseball caps) in the house or a restaurant. They are always sitting at a table eating with their hat on. Many bloggers have written before about this & the lack of good manners with the Duggar kids.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that several of the older kids have been seen wearing University of Arkansas shirts...considering none of them will ever take a real college course. Josh wore one in this episode and that's when it struck me. Jill has been seen wearing them as well.

Anonymous said...

I would bet that Michelle's 'natural voice' is quite stern and dictatorial, cold and distant. It's obvious to me, that she projects the actual opposite, and poorly IMO, on camera. She comes across as fake, a bad actress, who has to overdramatize every reaction to a situation or comment...she just can't seem to react naturally and normally for an adult woman nearing 50 years old. I wouldn't want to hear her order around her kids and I bet she does.

Anonymous said...

They always wear hats inside, they wore newsboy caps in church, I know women wear hats in church, but I have never seen men wearing hats in church. They have no manners because they were children raised by other children. I don't blame the kids, I blame the parents. The kids don't really know any better.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous 11/15 about Michelle's "natural voice." I think once in a while we have seen it slip through & it's not pleasant. Actually it's probably more like some of us are in our own homes without cameras on. I also agree that Jim Bob always making crude jokes & then being the only one to laugh at them also grates on the nerves. I think Anna is in first place, neck & neck with Michelle. If you have seen any of the old segments when she was first on the show/ministry you can see that she now thinks she's in the running for an, Oscar.

Leigh Ann said...

That "hint hint" sounded to me like Anna wants another baby and Josh doesn't. Josh is the oldest of a huge family and he's the bread winner, I think he's realized the reality of it all and would like to limit his family size or maybe spread out the babies a few years. I don't think Anna is looking at the reality of feeding, clothing and housing a huge family. Josh agreed to "how many kids God gives us" but that was before the kids started coming and got a taste of the reality of it.

Anonymous said...

You know, you are right commenting about the boys wearing those newsboy hats at Jill's wedding IN church... it is NOT correct for a man to wear a hat indoors, let alone in a church. Glad you caught that. Another blunder by the Duggars.

tulip said...

"None of the Duggar boys ever remove their hats (baseball caps) in the house or a restaurant."

IMO, that's because they need to cover up their greasy hair and/or receding hair lines. The Duggar boys have nasty hair. It either always looks dirty or they're balding. Honestly, I don't think any of the boys have any looks whatsoever except Jer. Jer looks like a good looking guy with good hair & teeth. The other guys have big horse teeth like JB, or Josh who just has crooked teeth and doesn't get them fixed. Anna even had some kind of of ortho work (although I'm not sure I can really tell) Their teeth also always look yellowed or like they just need to brush their teeth. They should get their teeth whitened, they can afford it. They also should use acne fighting skin cleanser and spot treatment twice a day. And stop wearing skinny jeans and polos. I'd also like to see them wipe that ever present prideful, cocky look & grin off their faces. I'm not going to call out any of the younger boys, so this is a general tip for all.

I don't see how all the traveling and show pony express is helping these kids at all, and rather seems to be hindering them, esp. in the case of Josh & Anna's. Michael is hardly ever smiling, although J & A always seem to be forcing the "such a happy kid" comment, and Anna is often seen holding him like a baby even though he's like 3 1/2. Mackynzie can be cute (like any kid) but has no problem showing & exerting her bossiness. Josh & Anna however seem to contribute this to being the oldest. I think they're walking a fine line though because if she weren't still "young" this behavior would be called bratty in every sense of the word. Also seems Josh & Anna are always boasting about how smart she is, but I'm hoping they are helping her work on her speaking since she's 5 years old now. I also hope they aren't always trying to talk up her supposed intelligence because they're tired of "worldly" people pulling the home school card.

Marcus is a year and a half now and no pregnancy announcement? I guess we'll see since it appears Anna is always looking for the next plus sign...Josh on the other hand? Wonder if he's the one who gets the headache around that time of the month.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure she has the same addiction, I just think she's following script. I think she does a much better job than Michelle as she gives the impression she enjoys her kids. Mechelle only enjoys babies and Josie.

Anonymous said...

Oh I think Anna is all about: babies, babies & more babies. I don't believe it's the script. I look at those beautiful little ones she has, & think about how much some women would give for a child. It makes me very sad to think that any mom, either Michelle or Anna is always thinking about the next baby. These are precious children. Michelle uses that word frequently doesn't she? I believe Anna really does love her children, but it's almost like she has an imbalance in her mind always thinking about the next baby, the next baby. That's why she wanted Josh to get into shape. She actually said in another ten yrs. another 7 or 8 babies. Whether you like Josh or not (I don't) that's a lot of pressure to put on a husband, that at least at this time, doesn't seem all that much into more babies. Certainly not like Jim Bob. To put it in terms the Duggars should understand, it's greedy. Please Anna continue to love those you have. You are really blessed & you don't even realize it.

Anonymous said...

I too never understood why they drove such unreliable RV's that were at least 15-20 years old. It would make more sense to rent a nicer one that wasn't constantly breaking down on them. That most likely costs more in the long run, not to mention registration fees on those things every year and the terrible gas mileage for only 5 people traveling in it. You probably have to have a credit card to rent an RV, but the Duggars have stated that they refuse to buy/use anything on credit so I guess the old POS RV's will be the only thing they use.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if the Duggars would consider a credit card like American Express, to be buying on credit. That must be paid monthly the same as any other bill, such as the electric bill, or an insurance bill. My mom refused to get a credit card until she needed one, in order to rent a car on a trip she was taking. So I think they might make an exception. With all the traveling they do they must have a credit card for emergencys.

Anonymous said...

Re: Tulips comments. I'm not sure anyone in the Duggar home watches over the boys; "daily grooming." I use that term loosely, as I agree that they look like their skin & teeth could use some care. We see the older girls brushing the little girls teeth & doing their hair, but I guess there's nobody to look after the boys. You wouldn't expect Michelle to do it would you?

Katie's Mom said...

Shara,
It's a late hour where I live, but I am up this evening, and have been thinking of you. Sending you many good thoughts, and prayers during a difficult time. Stay strong and know that many are thinking of you.

sandi said...

I thought Josh said it was an '88 model also.Will have to go back and watch again.

Anonymous said...

I am going to cut them some slack on the skin issues. Not everyone can use medicated acne treatments. I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide, and both my kids have the same problem, except they are allergic to salicylic acid as well. We have to control skin issues through diet, lots of water, and the use of regular cleansers. We do the best we can with it. Acne is hard thing to deal with, especially emotionally, so maybe we could give the topic of acne a break and give them the benefit of the doubt here.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure why a family of five would need to travel in an RV to begin with. A mini van would serve the purpose right now but since they will probably have more children a larger passenger van would suit their needs.

I thought their packing was overkill even for the length they were gone. They are not a large family or even close to one yet to be acting like one.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the RV episode until after reading about it on this blog. Yes Josh did say it was a 1998, not a 1988.

Wampascat said...

Its nice they stopped at Gettysburg. It's important to remember the gallant men who sacrificed so much , like the Duggars do, at the ALERT Academy.

BLB said...

New drinking game -everytime Anna says "Wow" you have to take a shot of your fav drink. Wow!

Katie's Mom said...

RE: Anonymous 11/18 @ 6:5am
The comment re: acne. At least you are aware of the acne problem with your family. It sounds like you have really gone a very thorough route to get a handle on it. If there are allergies, it's another added problem. I think that fact that you are so aware, & are tyring to do the best you can with eating correctly is the answer. I think what most f us are saying, re:the Duggar kids is, that nobody seems to care about the kids obvious acne. They need to at the very least have a good soap & use whatever the recommended dose is. Those kids always have really dirty hands, & fingernails with dirt under them . Of course, like all kids they put their hands up to their face, & that can't be good. As the girls got older, they just started piling on the makeup, not a good solution to acne. Also I think if you have watched for many years, you are aware that there diet is terrible. They never seem to have fresh fruit & vegetables, always canned food or whatever comes from boxes. The reason they made such a big deal about Jim Bob & Josh's weight challenge was, that in both homes they had to go through their pantry & throw out all the food that wasn't appropriate for a weight loss. Anything that's good for your weight will probably be helpful for your skin also, i.e. fresh fruit & vegetables.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice the look Josh gave McKenzie immediately after the old fashioned photo was taken in Gettysburg? She was looking quite serious and afraid and he was looking at her like she was in big trouble.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought, is it possible Anna says things like that to please the Duggar Demi-gods? JB and Mechelle must be constantly pressuring her and I'm sure she wants to keep the TLC pay checks coming in.

sandi said...

I think most Dr's require the spouse to sign a form knowing thst they know their husband is undergoing a vasectomy.So no,Josh would likely not be able to get one without Anna knowing about it.

sandi said...

Yes Anna had invisalign braces;Josh showed a pic of her in the office getting worked on.
Michelle also had a workup for them,but the audience,to my knowledge,was not ever told if she actually got them.I think she was just more of an ad for them than anything else.

Kristywr said...

I didn't have to sign a form when my husband had his. Just booked it and Snip! A few weeks later.

Anonymous said...

Same. No signature needed. But the recovery etc may be slightly obvious?

Anonymous said...

I actually can understand Anna's always pleasant attitude. Look at her mom. She always smiling & calm. I never really hear her talk much.

Anonymous said...

Maybe his hair was greasy & dirty. If that's the case, it's good to keep your hat on lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I remember my dad with an ice pack when I was 7

Ginger said...

None of the Duggar boys, at least from: Josh, John, Joe, Jason, a couple more who's names I can't remember ever take their hats off when they are eating at their own table, or in a restaurant or visiting the Bates's home. Josh still wears his hat in their home. I know many will say, well it's his home if that's what he wants to do. It's still not good manners for any man to keep his hat on during dinner. Of course, eventually his boys will do the same thing. I always made my son take his hat off in the house. Also made my kids ask, "may I be excused," when they finished eating."I know it's old fashioned but it's still good manners in my home. JMO

sandi said...

I hope they take their hats off for the National Anthem.I haven't paid any attention to whether they do or not,but so many ppl have bad manners in regards to it anymore.

Anonymous said...

Maybe its kind of late to wonder, I just saw a rerun of the episode where Josiah has his graduation party...did any of the other Duggar children have a graduation party? Maybe I missed more episodes than I thought.

Anonymous said...

Re: Josiah's graduation party.
If I remember correctly, a few years ago, Michelle had a "paper plate" congratulations family party for Jessa, who "finished school". I don't remember if she got her GED or not, but a cheap notice was give to her.

Confused in Germany said...

I do remember, that Jinger and Joe had theirs together, don't know about Josh to Jill, but I will assume it. Only, because that gives the D's a chance to show off, that their kids do have
a school diploma of whatever kind.

Other than that:
Somehow I don't think that Anna would actually SEE the difference in that Part of Josh, if he had a Vasectomy. Somehow I am not sure she knows, how he looks below the belt. And he can always say he had the op for health issues. She need never know the real reason for the icepack.
Acne: I myself had a long and hard fight with acne until I was 30 or a little older. I finally got rid of it with Roaccutan and that really is not good for your emotions, still, it got rid of the problem. I did not always eat healthy though and so I don't blame anyone. These kids have perhaps just bad luck with their skin and nobody to help them in anyway.
The boys untidyness: in Fundie-Land it is only the girls and women who have to look well or so I understood it. So why would they take care of the boys look? The girls have to take, what Daddy gets them, no question of wether they really like them. BUT I may have gotten that wrong, in which case I apologize.
The big car: they were 6 Persons with Jana, though the didn't show her on the show. But still: there are comfortable cars for six persons and cheaper to keep.
Sorry for the long post. NO part of it is meant to be insulting, by the way.

sandi said...

Not all Dr's will prescribe Accutane,as it does come with some risk.My dr doesn't like it at all.
Still,if the Duggars would see a derm.,there are other safe alternatives.

Mary said...

reports are saying Jana was on the trip but TLC edited it out. How sad. I jope jana ecaspes this horrible family

Anonymous said...

If TLC wanted to edit Jana out of the episode, that's their issue. What, I believe, viewers find offensive and outright lying was Anna specifically saying that they were outnumbered on this trip when they actually were NOT. That doesn't sit well with me at all. Nothing needed to be said about that matter. This statement was deliberately misleading the viewing audience and that's what's wrong there, IMO.
I would like for someone to officially step up to the plate and address this matter and explain why both things were done; the editing out and the misleading statement.